Everything You Need To Know About Selena Quintanilla’s TV Show
A show inspired by singer Selena Quintanilla's life is coming to TV.
Selena Quintanilla's TV Show
While it's been 23 years since the murder of Mexican-American pop superstar Selena Quintanilla, fans are still obsessed with her inspirational life, her music, and her untimely death.
Now, according to Deadline, a new show is coming to TV that has been inspired by her life.
ABC has picked up the pilot of a family drama that is inspired by Selena, so it isn't a biographical story. However, her father Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. and her sister, Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, have approved of the show.
The show will pull from Selena's life of how the most iconic Mexican-American pop star made her place in history.
What Is Selena's TV Show Plot?
The show focuses on a fictional Alex Guerra who returns to her estranged family after finding massive success in the music industry.
While it doesn't center around Selena herself, it will give people a chance to see a Latinx family on their TV -- rare now, even in 2018. According to 2017's Hollywood Diversity Report, Latinx actors only make up 5% of roles by race on broadcast TV and 7% of roles of race on cable scripted shows.
The series will also follow Guerra through a love triangle -- which is obviously fictitious enough for me because getting one person to love me is hard enough, but TWO? Admittedly, it probably isn't as hard for someone who is modeled after the Queen of Tejano music.
The untitled series is being written by Miguel Nolla, and in Miguel we trust. Nolla has worked on Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. We can expect a lot of drama, tears, and music, as the show promises a "heavy musical focus."
The show's executive producer is Scooter Braun, AKA Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's manager, and Selena's father and sister will also produce.
Selena's sister, Suzette, said, "[We are] excited to come on board as producers on an ABC music driven, Latino family drama that celebrates Selena's musical legacy with a lead character whose music and career is inspired by Selena."
In 1995, Selena was murdered by the former president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, she was only 23.
Dreaming Of You, Selena's posthumous crossover album, broke records by reaching the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the first for a Latin artist.
Two years after her death, Jennifer Lopez launched her movie career by appearing as the singer in the movie, titled Selena, about her life.
On the 20th anniversary of Selena's death, Lopez told Billboard: "The grace with which she handled the business, the grace with which she handled her life, the humor. Her spirit of loving what she did. Her sense of family. That's the tragedy of everything that happened and why she left such an imprint — because she was gone way too soon."